The whole scenario started when the man reportedly told the wife to
abort the pregnancy, saying that he did not want to have more babies,
but the woman, Mrs Gloria Johnson, refused to abort the pregnancy.
While speaking to Saturday Tribune, Mrs Johnson said that months into
her pregnancy, Nwosu packed out of the house owing to his inability to
live up to his financial responsibility, including failure to pay his
According to her, “when I became pregnant, I told him, he was happy
but a month after that, he changed. He used to give me N1,000, but he
cut it down to N500, and I have a son for him already. Anytime I
complained to him that the money was small, he would tell me that there
was no work.
“In the long run, he stopped coming back to the house after work, and
whenever I asked him why he didn’t come back to the house, he would
tell me that he had no transport money.”
“We are owing the landlord, my husband said I should bring money, I
told him that I didn’t have money because I fried akara and yam, he
would become angry and said that I would get tired of the house, then he
packed all his property and left the house.”
Johnson, who hails from Abak Local Government Area in Akwa Ibom
State, further said that when she was in labour, friends and neighbours
of her husband tried getting across to him by phone to come and take her
to the hospital, but that he refused to come, until one of the
neighbours took her to Asokoro General Hospital, Abuja.
She said that Asokoro General Hospital refused to take her in because
she didn’t register with them, and that she was taken to another
private hospital where she was also rejected.
“When I was in labour, people called him on phone to come and pick
me, he refused, so our neighbours took me to Asokoro Hospital but I was
not registered with them and they refused to accept me. Then they took
me to another private hospital, where they rejected me again and we went
to another hospital where I delivered.
“Throughout that period, I was calling my husband’s number but he
switched off his phone. I delivered the twins by Cesarean Session (CS)
and I lost a lot blood. I can’t feed them and I can’t pay the N150, 000
hospital bill,” she added.
Saturday Tribune gathered that a National Youth Service Corps member,
identified as Onuoha Adenike signed an undertaken to take the woman out
of the hospital to raise her hospital bill.